"Actually both my Priest and Mother Angelica would disagree with you. In order for something to be a sin, according to my priest and confessor, you have to have free will in the matter. By the very nature of true addiction you do not have free will. "
This is a split from another thread. The person quoted up above says that if you do not have free will in the matter…then not a sin…not even a venial sin as I tried to clarify that with them.
Also, it appears that the theory is that it has to be a physical addiction…not a mental one…like porn is a mental addiction but smoking or heroin use is a physical addiction and not a sin as the person does not have free will.
What does everyone say?